St Kevin’s bags record win over Waitaki Boys’

The St Kevin’s College First XV has notched a record 56-15 win over Waitaki Boys’ High School in their annual interschool clash today.

The result was both the most points scored in a game by the school, and a record winning margin by St Kevin’s over Waitaki Boys’.

Waitaki Boys’ struck first with a try in the first five minutes, but St Kevin’s replied with 56 unanswered points before Waitaki Boys’ fought back with two late tries.

After a series of incidents in the past week resulting in vandalism to both schools, the game was an advertisement for everything good about schoolboy rugby — fast, skilled and clean, in front of a big and passionate crowd.

St Kevin's supporters get in behind their team during the match. Photo: Gregor Richardson
St Kevin's supporters get in behind their team during the match. Photo: Gregor Richardson
At the conclusion of the match, the teams came together in a huddle to pray.

Constable Ross Lory, of Oamaru, said there were no incidents, and ‘‘it was a good crowd for a great occasion’’.

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